Live Love Spa events are the most fun spa days for those of us in the industry and our aesthetician, Erin Lear and myself Sandie West, had a fun girls spa day out! One of the prominent features of this event, is it connects and embraces the spa community. For instance, if you really love your job as a spa owner, as I do, you will probably just enjoy your own spa so much that it is preferred but also you sometimes want a different flavor and that is what happened at this event, I set up a spa trade with another owner. I run an elite boutique spa at the ocean and she has a resort/hotel spa in San Diego and we both have great reviews, media presence, etc. Another feature is the ability to research cutting edge techniques and find the finest therapies for our consumers and with the website that Live Love Spa has launched, it then further connects the consumer and the finest spa's and spa therapies and products too.
This fun event was on Tuesday Sept 17th. Piper, Kate, Addie and Kayla were awesome hosts. Upon arrival at Equinox in Century city we received a Chadsworth and Haig luxury robe and slippers as well as a beautiful necklace with all with the Live, Love Spa. Logo. We had lunch and networked with other professionals. If there is one thing that we all love is the philosophy that spas can help you nourish the body, the mind, and the soul with the pleasures that become our way of life. Live Love Spa embraces that exclusive community for spas and spa owners, brands, industry professionals, and most importantly, consumers. It connects consumers with the brands, spas, and products they want and the information you need to get the spa experiences they crave.
We were happy to see that more organic lines were available this year and it is good to see that technology is sometimes furthering this move towards organic materials such as with Spa Rituals and the nail polish is vegan, free of foremaldehyde, OFDBP, tolene and still performance based. I did one of my favorite things and that is to “spa out”, yes, like "Chill Out" and yes, I make up cool words! I enjoyed an organic facial from Emergin C who used a protocol for an express facial and gave me a at home kit to use. It was a organic facial peel that is soaked on organic cotton pads and it is quite genius because with these at home kits you don’t overdo the spa protocol, it is basically premeasured, In part 2, I will review some of my picks from all the interesting spa therapies there, and just remember you the consumer has the power to demand change in the spa industry for greener and more organic lines.
We will review our beauty product picks and therapies in part 2 of this article!